Self Efficacy - Bandura and Adams

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Explain what is meant by self efficacy?
How confident we feel that we can carry out an action/ behaviour successfully.
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What was the aim of the Bandura and Adams study?
To assess the self efficacy of patients undergoing systematic desensitisation in relation to their snake phobias.
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What methodology was used in the study?
it was a controlled quasi experiment.
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What design was used in the study?
A repeated measures design.
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What was the sample in the Bandura/Adams study?
10 snake phobics who responded to an advert in a newspaper (self selected sample). 9 females and one male.
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Explain the procedure of the Bandura and Adams study?
Each patient assessed for avoidance behaviour towards a Boa Constrictor, then fear arrousal assessed by an oral rating of 1-10 and self efficacy measured on scale of 1-10.
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Explain the desensitization part of the Bandura and Adams study?
Patients were introduced to a set of situations involving snakes and were taught relaxation therapies e.g. looking at pictures of snakes/handling them.
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What happened after the desensitization in the Bandura and Adams study?
each patient was measured by their behaviours and belief of self efficacy when coping.
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What were the results of the Bandura and Adams study?
High levels of post test self efficacy correlated with levels of handling snakes. Desensitisation enhanced self-efficacy levels, which in turn lead to a belief that pps were able to cope with phobic stimulus of snake.
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What was the conclusion of the Bandura and Adams study?
That systematic desensitization is an effect method of improving self efficacy.
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